Posted: Mon 11:09 AM, Jul 15, 2013
Funeral Home: Memorial Funeral Chapel
June 5, 1925 – July 12, 2013
Willie B. Kucera, 88, of Bryan, passed away Friday, July 12, 2013 at Lampstand Health & Rehab of Bryan. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 14, 2013 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan, with a rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday, July 15, 2013 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Bryan, with Reverend Patrick Ebner as celebrant. Interment will follow at Smetana Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Arlan Smith, Lawrence Rosniak, David Castillo, Wes Batson, Cecil Duke, Jake Urbanosky, Arthur (Dino) Dean, and Steve Bailey. Honorary Pallbearers are Shawn Kucera and James Peteete.
Willie was born June 5, 1925 in Orchard, Texas, the son of Joe P. and Stefina (Sliva) Kucera. He served in the Navy during WWII. He married Dorothy Stavinoha and together they raised four children. Mr. Kucera was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Richard and Joe Kucera; and a granddaughter, Rochelle Dean.
Survivors include his wife Dorothy; children, Billy and Barbara Kucera, John and Therese Kucera, Debbie and Arthur (Dino) Dean, Laurie and Steve Bailey; three brothers, Tony, Herman, and Herbert Kucera; five sisters, Gladys Fusik, Helen Konvicka, Frances Wessels, Mildred Stavinoha, Georgia Kasper; seven grandchildren, Kimberly and Wes Batson, Tiffani and Danny Neu, Shawn and Sandra Kucera, Leslie and Arlan Smith, Audra and Jeremy Smith, B.J. and David Castillo and James and Becky Peteete and 12 great-grandchildren.
The Family would like to thank the staff at Lampstand Health & Rehab and Hospice Brazos Valley.